Your university has a duty of care to you just as any school or workplace does, to ensure that students and staff are kept safe and avoid injury. If you are injured at university, you may be able to make a claim for school accidents in Oldbury against the university itself or the staff there.
In order to make a successful compensation claim, you should think about reporting the incident first so that you have an official record of the incident for evidence. Here are the types of accidents you should report to your university and may be able to claim for.
Dangerous incidents and school accidents in Oldbury
If you have been badly injured in a dangerous incident which presents a further threat to other students and staff then you should report this not only so that you have an official record of the incident for evidence, but also to protect other people from suffering worse injuries. Dangerous incidents may include electrical problems and short circuits, broken or weak structures within the university building or hazardous materials.
The university should look into any major accidents which have caused serious injuries, so that they can work out what caused them and how to prevent the same thing happening again. Serious accidents include those which result in broken bones or dislocations, loss of consciousness, major loss of blood or any injury where the victim has had to go to hospital.
Accidents caused by negligence
Any situation which was caused by negligence on behalf of the staff working at the university should be reported so that the staff member can be investigated and it can be decided if they should continue to work with students.
How to make your claim for school accidents in Oldbury
Once you have reported your accident and feel that you have enough evidence to make an accident injury claim in Oldbury, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010, to get started.
The friendly team will be more than happy to talk you through the claims process so that you can decide whether or not you want to move forward with a claim. If you do then you will work with an experienced injury lawyer to make your claim, with your lawyer working on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. You will be kept updated as your claim progresses, and you may not even have to go to court.
Date Published: 23rd April 2015
Author: David Brown